Offering delicious hawaiian cuisine since 1997


Welcome to Our Site

To all the visitors and friends to the site. It is that time for a price increase, it is not something I do often or take lightly. But I have to compensate my increase cost as well. There is a big surprise coming soon! Stay Tuned! Thank you for all your love and continuous support.

—- Uncle Nelson. 

Our catering services deliver over 400 functions a year throughout San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

Let’s get down to business…

1) Just as a reminder for everyone, “Dakines Hawaiian Catering” is operated by Nelson Ishii. We do all the cooking as we used to when we started in PB back in 1997. So you know the food is how it was “back in the day.”

2) As the founder and owner of Dakines Hawaiian Catering, I do respond to emails and phone messages… I’m not “stuck up” you know…


3) We are still doing caterings… Alot of them too. So, if you are looking for the original taste of Dakines, call me or tour the website. The food is still good and the prices are the best around town. No joke!

4) So let’s recap. Dakines. Yup, still here, the one, the original, no matter what you’re told or heard. Now if you’re looking to have a party with some of the best food around, call us!

Uncle Nelson

P.S… Just remember, there are “imitators,” and then there are the “originators”…
P.S.S… If you want something that you don’t see on my catering menu, ask! You never know if you never go “to ask” that is. If you order early enough and before everybody else, well, I’ll tell you that I’ll probably make it for you. “Really.” But don’t get too crazy though…




For Catering (619)581-5613 For Restaurant (858)302-2096

Soft Opening Tuesday to Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM Location 5401 linda vista road, unit 402 San Diego, ca 92110